Revisiting Prussia

19th Aug 2022 10 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Braemar M2223
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
Melbork Castle, Gdansk, Poland Melbork Castle, Gdansk, Poland
FROM ONLY £1,599 per person
Experience an immersive delve into centuries of Prussian history, on a journey to cities that were once at the heart of one of world’s most prominent kingdoms. In each destination, handpicked for its historical significance, discoveries of fascinating monuments, palaces and castles created during the rule of the now vanished region’s iconic leaders will offer an insight into when Prussia was in its pomp.[ReadMoreMob]


There are symbolic sites to uncover throughout; amongst the highlights are the seven surviving city gates of Kaliningrad – the birthplace of the First King of Prussia – in Russia’s Kaliningrad Oblast exclave and, in Poland, Gdansk’s Teutonic Order-era, UNESCO-listed Melbork Castle and Szczecin many monuments dedicated to Bismarck. [ReadMoreDesk] In Germany, tour from Travemunde to Berlin and see its mix of Prussian treasures, from imposing Brandenburg Gate to the gilded gems of Charlotteburg Palace. Alternatively, perhaps head to Potsdam to explore the beautiful grounds of Frederick the Great’s summer retreat and final resting place, Sanssouci Palace. You’ll enjoy a rare visit to the picturesque resort town of Sassnitz on Rugen Island too, while there are plenty of memories to make during your time on board Braemar, especially during scenic cruising through the Kiel Canal’s countryside scenes.

 

Braemar is the shortest of Fred. Olsen's four smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships, with dimensions perfect for cruising picturesque, size-restricted rivers and docking in the heart of fascinating towns and cities.

Like the rest of the fleet, Braemar assumes the welcoming feel and intimacy of a country house hotel, and a sense of timeless style and elegance flows through the ship's comfortable bars and lounges, restaurants and spacious accommodation for up to 929 guests.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.